Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour

6 Days
From $690
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa
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Tour Type:
Group Tour
Group Size:
Max 12
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After sightseeing in Lhasa head straight to the coiling scorpion-lake of Yamdrotso before heading and the glacier-draped Karola pass to Gyantse with its must-see Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum. A 90mins drive away is Shigatse, with its impressive Tashilump Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet.

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Taking flight into Tibet will give you a panorama of the snowy Himalaya Mountains Or 1-2 days of train riding over the high plateau by crossing Tanggula Mountains with beautiful sceneries along the way. Once you arrive, our local Tibetan tour guide and driver will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway with traditional Tibetan white scarf to wish you good luck! Then transfer you to the hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times
Day 2 Lhasa Suburb

Today’s first attraction is to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery has white constructions and looks like a heap of rice in the distance. Its name, “Drepung”, means “Collecting Rice” in Tibetan.
Sers Monastery, a best place to see the colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa City

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt it later in 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site. 

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

The original Potala Palace was built by the King Songtsan Gampo for his bride in 637 AD, and it was rebuilt by the fifth Dalai Lama.
Reconstructed in Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties for several times, Jokhang Temple has four stories and covers an area of about 25,000 square meters now.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs

We will pass by Gampala pass (4794m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake, it is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, and it’s around 70km long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. 

Later we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside; it is about 300m from the main highway with easy access on your way to Gyantse. Then visit Pelkor Chode Monastery is the main monastery in Gyantse. Pelkhor Choede in Gyantse town is located about 230km to the south of Lhasa and 100km to the east of Shigatse. The monastery is a short walk from the heart of the town.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

Sacred Lake Yamdrok glows with various colors, like turquoise, when the sun is shining
The white glacier is spectacular from the highway
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Shigatse-Lhasa, 300km, approx 5hrs

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchen Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery, it was founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447, is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse and also the second-largest city in Tibet. It located on a hill in the center of the city, the full name in Tibetan of the monastery means "all fortune and happiness gathered here" or "heap of glory". For the trip back to Lhasa later afternoon, we will provide you two solutions which will be decided by Great Tibet Tour.

Option A: Drive from Shigatse – Lhasa;

Option B: Train from Shigatse – Lhasa;

For Option B, the guide will accompany you to take a taxi to Shigatse Railway Station, and take the train from Shigatse to Lhasa. And upon your arrival in Lhasa, we will arrange you to be dropped off at your hotel. The taxi & train fare are included in the cost.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Tashilhunpo Monaster was founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447
Tashilhunpo Monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters
  • Breakfast
Day 6 Depart from Lhasa

Today your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or railway station for your next destination. Before your departure, we will appreciate if you can spend a few minutes to evaluate our services either by filling the feedback form or simply send us an email when you back home. Your whole trip officially ended.

  • Breakfast
Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2017-11-01 ~ 2018-03-31 2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30 2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$690 $730 $820 $730 $690

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2017-11-01 ~ 2018-03-31 2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30 2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$730 $810 $940 $810 $730

Discount Policy

You may only enjoy one of the advantageous policy, not both.

Option A:3 or More to Join the Same Group $30 / person
Option B:Tour in Apr~Oct
  • To book 6-month prior tour starts 5% Off / person
  • To book 3-month prior tour starts 3% Off / person

Booking Policy

Confirmed Dates12-working-day prior
Dates Listed as 1st traveller 1 Person, 75-day prior
2 Persons or above, 45-day prior
Dates Not Listed as 1st traveller1~2 Persons, 90-day prior
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior


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2018-04-04 $730 open for booking Book
2018-04-05 $730 1 Book
2018-04-08 $730 open for booking Book
2018-04-10 $730 1 Book
2018-04-11 $730 2 Book
2018-04-20 $730 open for booking Book
2018-04-23 $730 open for booking Book
2018-04-26 $730 2 Book
2018-04-27 $730 open for booking Book
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2018-05-24 $730 2 Book
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2018-06-01 $730 open for booking Book
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2018-06-08 $730 open for booking Book
2018-06-11 $730 2 Book
2018-06-15 $730 open for booking Book
2018-06-18 $730 open for booking Book
2018-06-22 $730 open for booking Book
2018-06-25 $730 open for booking Book
2018-06-29 $730 open for booking Book
2018-07-02 $820 open for booking Book
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2018-07-16 $820 open for booking Book
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2018-07-24 $820 3 Book
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2018-09-28 $820 open for booking Book
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2018-11-30 $690 open for booking Book
2018-12-07 $690 open for booking Book
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No desired date of departure? Please send us an inquiry and we will try to arrange your tour according to your plan.

Our Service


*Lodgings: 5 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★

*Meal: 5 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner

*Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;

*Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day;

*Free pick-up from airport to hotel at 10:00 am,14:00 pm and 17:00 pm on the first day;

*Free drop-off from hotel to airport at 7:00 am,9:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;

*On Day 5, if GTT decides to use Option B, the hard seat train tickets from Shigatse to Lhasa will be included by GTT

*Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide

*Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary

*Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB);

*Travel Agency Liability insurance;

*Government Tax;

*Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)

*Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

*Oxygen tank for emergency use;

*Two bottles of mineral water per person per day;


* International flight to and out of China;

* Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa; (We’d like to book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)

* Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.

* While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them on the last day of the tour. Each of you is suggested to tip them 5-10 USD/day in total;

* Personal expenses;

* Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.


*Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn’t provide the required docs & info on time, an extra abt USD 50~80/permit will be charged;

*We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;

*If you prefer to book your own hotels over those included in our group tour, please meet the rest of the group at their daily hotel on time. We don’t include the transfers to your own hotels;

*We need to pick up and drop off all members of the group on first & last day from Lhasa Airport/Railway, thus there may not always have guide presence but driver;

*Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in a change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visits have to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, GTT won't be held responsible for a refund except certain attraction entrance fee which will be solely decided by GTT.

*Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travellers, single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveller to share the twin rooms, the single supplement will be refunded.

Asked Questions from our Clients



We live in Kathmandu and are interested in a tour to Tibet.



In your inquiry, you mentioned that you live in Nepal and would like to have a Tibet tour. I need to know more about your tour plan before I could recommend the suitable package for you.



Hello,I would like to join your 6 days Lhasa Gyantse Shingtse Group Tour starting Jun. 11th, 2018 with possible itinerary like following; I want provide me Tibet permits, train tickets from Xining to Lhasa on Jun 10th, another train tickets Lhasa to Xining on Jun 16th, air tickets from Shanghai to Xining on Jun 9th, and airline tickets from Xining to Beijing on Jun 17th or 18th depending on train and airline schedule. Jun 9 Fly into Xining from ShanghaiJun 10 On board train to LhasaJun 11 Arriving Lhasa by train. Joining Tour groupJu 11 - Jun 15 : 6 days group tour and Back to LhasaJun 16 On board train to XiningJun 17 Arriving Xining by Train. Departure for Beijing by Air. This could be this same day or next day Jun 18th. If we can come up to an agreeable itinerary, detailed timetable, service and expenses, I am going to book local hotels in Xining and other things with your help.Best Regards,YT ChungRogers City, MI



About the Tibet Travel Permit. We need the copies of your Passport and China Visa to apply for the TTB permit. Please note, except L Visa(tourist visa), any other types of China Visa need additional stamped paper in Mandarin from your school/company in China. In which your full name, passport No., position, company add & Tel, etc. should be stated.

Absolutely we will provide TTB permit for you. No worry about this. Generally, we need to arrange for Tibet Travel Permit one month in advance. And we are a well experienced local tour operator, we never missed any permit issued. 

We provide tickets booking service for our clients. As you know, it is not reasonable to tell you the exact money about the flying and train tickets, since it depends on the exact time of the day and it varies. You can choose the suitable time. The tickets fees in the table are for your reference.



Lhasa (Potala, Norbulingka, Jokhang, Barkhor, Sera and Drepung) and ShigatseTrip around October 4,- October 10, 2018



Here is the brief itinerary for your interested 6 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour



I will be in Hong Kong from April 5th. I will get my Visa to China soon. I would like to know about the ticket cost from Hong Kong X Lhasa x Hong Kong from April 11th till April 17th.Thanks,Mauricio Santos



There'no direct flight from Hongkong to Tibet, so you may need to transit in Chengdu. I just checked the flight ticket price for you, it's about $400 for flight ticket from HongKong to Lhasa on April 11; $330 from Lhasa to HongKong on April 17. This is the price for now, it may float later. Please kindly note, we have NO profit at all to book any flight/train tickets for clients. We provide tickets booking service and just want our travelers could get into and out of Lhasa easily after tour booking with us. 



I am trying to plan an add-on to a trip to China. I want to train in (either from Xian or Xining). Want to be in Lhasa for Saga Dawa. I could probably leave Xian on 5/23/18. And depart via air for Chengdu on 5/30/18. What suggestions/trips could you recommend? I will be traveling by myself and am willing to join a tour.Thx



Saga Dawa festival is on May 29th, 2018.  During Saga Dawa Festival, hundreds of pilgrims clamor to watch the annual raising of the Tarboche flagpole and do a kora around Jokhang Temple. So you may visit Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple on May 29th.

If you take a train from Xian to Lhasa on May 23, you will arrive in Lhasa on May 24th. You can join our 4 days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour on May 27. Can we arrange a private tour for you on May 25th/ 26th/ 27th? You can visit Ganden Monastery, Tidrum Nunnery, and Yamdroktso Lake.  

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